Fixing issues while setting BIOS password in Toshiba® Satellite
What are the issues that may arise during or after setting the BIOS password in Toshiba Satellite?
Toshiba Satellite laptops have come up with BIOS password to provide security to the hardware. The BIOS password locks up the hardware and makes it unusable for strangers. The user should enter it before loading the Operating System. The BIOS password is stored in a special chip. This password remains hidden under the Central Processing Unit. So, it doesn’t change when you reset the other BIOS settings. So, the removal of this BIOS password is very difficult. The only option before the user is to replace the chip. It is difficult to reset this password. So, the system gets higher protection and unauthorized access of data is prevented. You know that every files, documents, pictures, e-mails etc are stored in your hard drive. As the hard drive is locked up by the BIOS password, these files are secure. You can remove the hard disk from this machine and connect it to another machine. So, you can retrieve your files easily.
The things that one needs keep in mind while configuring BIOS password in Toshiba Satellite laptops and the problems that may occur are given below:
- Tips to set BIOS password
- Password locked
Tips to set BIOS password
Turn on your computer. The system starts diagnostics and memory checking. This time, hit the 'Del' key. Then you would get a Windows opened. This is BIOS set-up screen. You can see two options for passwords. One is supervisor password and the other is user password. These passwords are utilized to control the access to BIOS set-up program and machine boot. Choose the user password and type one with eight characters. Confirm it by typing again. The next time while booting, go to BIOS features set-up program and change the settings of the password checkup option to always.
Sometimes, the user finds that the BIOS password gets locked up in their Toshiba Satellite laptop. They may find it difficult to remove this password. Suppose, you are have a BIOS password in your Toshiba Satellite laptop and you have forgotten it. Then, you need to remove this password for using it. You should look for mother board manual and clear the password.
Users face another difficulty in dealing with Toshiba Satellite laptop. Even when there is no password set-up in the laptop, it shows a password =prompt option at the time of display. When you shut down and reboot, the same condition appears. You would not get access to your laptop until this issue is resolved. You can resolve it by upgrading your BIOS to a newer version.